Frisco is a northern suburb of Dallas that had a population of 33,714 in 2000, and is estimated to have as many as 93,346 residents today. Needless to say, Frisco has been and continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. This population jump is thought to have stemmed from the Northern Dallas development tide that hit the city of Plano in the late 1990's, spilling into Frisco and triggering exponential growth into the 2000's. Frisco is Texas' Rising Star for sports, shopping, art, and fine accommodations.
Like many suburbs of Dallas, Frisco has seen the arrival of a tremendous number of retail developments including Stonebriar Centre, a 165-store mall with a gigantic IKEA store. Frisco has been able to provide incentives for businesses to migrate within its borders and, as a result, the city has become home to several sports franchises in addition to numerous retailers and other businesses. Sports teams located in Frisco include FC Dallas of Major League Soccer, the Frisco RoughRiders (an affiliate of the Texas Rangers major league baseball club), and the Texas Tornado hockey team. The National Hockey League's Dallas Stars also have their home office and training facility in Frisco.
Frisco Square, a mixed-use development that serves as an extension to downtown, has over 145 acres of retail, residential, and municipal space that includes City Hall and the library. Once finalized, the development will have a total of 1.7 million square feet of office and retail space, plus 400 town homes. In terms of arts and culture, Frisco is famous for having the largest private collection of contemporary outdoor sculpture in the United States. Some of these works include art by James Surls, Frances Bagley, and Issac Smith. Upon driving around Frisco, visitors soon realize that they are surrounded by bronze cattle drives depicting the Shawnee Trail, artwork from around the world in Hall Office Park, and a one-of-a-kind Texas Sculpture Garden. Frisco offers an abundance of activities for people of all ages in a unique and affordable setting. Whether you're into shopping, sports, or cultural arts, there is plenty to do in Frisco.